It is way too hot here to get excited about cooking, but in the process of trying to use up some leftovers, I came up with a great summer dish. I had leftover cooked quinoa, black beans and a little bit of pico de gallo salsa. I mixed them all together and sprinkled a little feta cheese over the top, serving it cold. It makes a perfect summer meal!
Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup pico de gallo*
- 1 cup black beans (rinsed well)
- Feta cheese to taste (optional)
Mix together everything except feta, then sprinkle feta on top if using. This makes 2 generous servings. Feel free to multiply as needed for more servings (no adjustments necessary).
*Substitute 2/3 cup diced tomato, 1/3 cup diced bell pepper, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and some chopped cilantro if you don’t have pico de gallo. Add salt to taste.